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Live auction - bgr_399809 - AEOLIS - AEGAE Tétradrachme stéphanophore

AEOLIS - AEGAE Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU/AU
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Estimate : 3 200 €
Price : 2 200 €
Maximum bid : 2 200 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:13:35
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 160-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aegae, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,63 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique portrait d’Apollon de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente iNumis 8 du 20 mars 2008, n° 58 et de la collection D. C


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; un arc et un carquois sur l’épaume.


Reverse description : Zeus nu debout à gauche, tenant un aigle de la main droite tendue et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; le tout dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse legend : AIGAIEWN/ (PAUW).
Reverse translation : (d’Aegae).


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection Dewing (n° 2207). Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire de ce type à la vente.

Historical background


(2nd century BC)

Aegae appears in history for coinage in the 3rd century BC. The city was located at the foot of the mountains inland on the Pythikos River. The remains of the city were excavated in the 19th century and temples, a theatre, a stadium, a market, a bouleuterion and a necropolis were discovered there. the city although cited by Herodotus (I, 149) never had a political or economic role. The city does not seem to have belonged to the League of Delos. It is still named by Polybius. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 17 AD and restored by Tiberius.

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